By Nihal Krishan January 29th, 2021 | Image Source: Vanity Fair
Trump allies foresee a split between the former president and the GOP in their choice of social media, a fracture of the online Right that could make it more difficult to organize to regain majorities.
After being banned by almost all major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, after the violent Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Trump has mused about jumping to a new platform or building one of his own. Despite Trump’s ban, most conservatives and Republicans are likely to remain on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.
Neil Chilson, acting chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission for a year during the Trump administration, said the split is “an accurate snapshot of the current Republican Party, of people not paying as much attention to Trump anymore.”